The Firm

Ben Olson

After studying at the University of Illinois in Urbana, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles, Cranbrook Academy of Art and working in the Boston offices of Goody Clancy and Moshe Safdie & Associates, Ben Olson established his own architecture and design firm in 1984.

Ben Olson sees architecture as a continuous questioning of how to work, rest and entertain people in today’s society. He firmly believes in challenging his clients and to offer the greatest number of possibilities to whoever requires his services.

With an impressive understanding of materials and finishes and an extensive knowledge of architectural history, Ben’s work exudes a sense of diversity that makes it unique.

Ben’s work aims to achieve “something special”, which is always in agreement with his clients. This explains his ongoing attendance to architectural symposiums, his research and travel to see both historical and modern buildings, and his search for the most innovative processes and materials that will offer the best solution for each individual project.